Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Bowls

Loaded with carrots, celery, onion, cauliflower and broccoli these healthy chicken pot pie bowls are not only healthy, but they allow you to put everything in your slow cooker on those busy days.

Have you ever had a dish that you knew was probably easy, but for some reason you were intimated to make it? The first dish that comes to my mind that intimidates me is Shepherd’s Pie. Random fact, I’ve never actually even had shepherd’s pie. My parents never made it when I was growing up, it’s not something you can commonly order from a restaurant menu, and when I look at recipe for one I just get overwhelmed. The second dish? Chicken Pot Pie.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad Bowls with Apples and Blue Cheese

Winter salad bowls never looked or tasted so good when you season and roast sweet potatoes and add them to bowls of chopped kale, red apples, blue cheese, and shredded carrots, then drizzle with balsamic and fresh cracked black pepper.

Show of hands for those of you that thinking about salads make you think about summer?! My hand definitely would have went straight up in the air – until recently that is. I always thought of a fresh salad with a glass of crisp white wine enjoyed on a patio with the sun shining. In this 20 degree winter weather I think about mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and other various calorie-heavy comfort foods.

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Low-Carb Cheeseburger Chowder

This low carb cheeseburger chowder is loaded up with vegetables and uses Jennie-O extra lean ground turkey for a healthy soup that is packed with flavor.

This post is sponsored by Jennie-O

My first job out of college was in this small town about an hour away from where I lived. With a heavy Amish population, Kalona has amazing shops that are ran by wonderfully talented cooks, bakers, and homemade goods makers. During my almost five years of working in Kalona I developed a deep appreciation of the great businesses in this town, and one particular place that I frequented regularly was the Kalona Bakery; a bustling small shop with ran by a group of fiercely dedicated Amish women who would rise very early in the morning to make fresh baked goods that could be purchased every day.

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Chicken and Butternut Squash Bowls with Garlic Mushroom Sauce

Roasted butternut squash and chicken bowl meals with garlic mushrooms in a white wine sauce

Happy 2017! I’m FINALLY back with a new recipe and I shared my 2017 goals with you last Friday, but I didn’t really explain my mysterious disappearance over the last few weeks of the year (unless you followed my IG!). Okay okay, so “mysterious” is probably a bit of an embellishment. It’s making me sound way cooler than I am; as if I went on some exotic vacation or adventure, when I didn’t.

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